The Weeknd is the first Canadian to take on the Super Bowl stage since Shania Twain in 2003 and people around the country are sharing their support for the Toronto, specifically Scarborough, artist.
Filled with all the lights and tricks that make up an elaborate Super Bowl Halftime Show, The Weeknd sang hit songs including “Starboy,” “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face.”
Many Canadians were quick to call out their homegrown talent who’s making a splash on the international stage, with “Scarborough” trending on Twitter.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) February 8, 2021
Shout out Toronto. Shout out Scarborough!!!!! SHOUT OUT @theweeknd
— George StroumbouloPHÒulos 🐺 (@strombo) February 8, 2021
— Naheed Dosani (@NaheedD) February 8, 2021
#TheWeeknd had donated millions of dollars to non-profit initiatives including Suubi Health Center, MusiCares, the Scarborough Health Network, Black Lives Matters, Know Your Rights Camp, the National Bail Out, Equal Justice Initiative, and more.
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) February 8, 2021
Tonight, Scarborough’s very own @theweeknd made history as the first Canadian to solo headline the #SBLV Halftime Show. Thank you for representing #Canada on the world stage! #SBLV pic.twitter.com/t633xPLDcN
— Bonnie Crombie 🇨🇦 (@BonnieCrombie) February 8, 2021
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 8, 2021
A kid from Scarborough is burning down the Super Bowl. This is wild. #TheWeeknd
— nikki reyes (@Nikki_Reyes) February 8, 2021
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) February 8, 2021
how it started how it's going pic.twitter.com/9fgWU0l2iz
— University of Toronto Scarborough (@UTSC) February 8, 2021
Many others also compared The Weeknd to Michael Jackson, after seeing his slick dance moves, hearing his voice and seeing his outfit that’s very reminiscent of the late pop star’s look. Last week, The Weeknd told Variety that he was particularly inspired by Jackson, Prince, Beyonce and Diana Ross’s halftime show performances.
— Mikey ⛄️ (@mikael_24) February 8, 2021
— Carmen 🌼 (@lilshootaxo) February 8, 2021
The Weeknd just had the best Super Bowl halftime performance since Michael Jackson
— Ty (@tysuccessful) February 8, 2021